ACENET and Ocean Tracking Network: R for Ecologists

Wed, Oct 6, 2021 12:00pm - Wed, Oct 20, 2021 3:00pm

Status: Upcoming

Introductory workshop in R for Ecologists using data carpentry materials.

Join ACENET and Ocean Tracking Network (OTN) in our Introductory R for Ecologists workshop series. Over three weeks, we will explore data analysis and visualization with R, based on the Data Carpentry Lessons. Each week will build off the last – if you miss a week, check out the previous link to follow along!

No previous coding experience necessary.

We will start with basic R syntax and the R Studio notebook interface. Then, we’ll teach you how to import CSV files, the structure of data frames, how to deal with factors, how to add/remove rows and columns, how to calculate summary statistics from a data frame, and a brief introduction to plotting. The last lesson demonstrates how to work with databases directly from R.

Be sure to come prepared and have the appropriate software and data files downloaded. You will need to have a laptop with a Mac, Linux or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc) on which you have administrative privileges, as you will need to pre-load specific software packages. Instructions are available at this link: Data Analysis and Visualization in R for Ecologists.

This workshop will take place on:

Wednesday, October 6th, 12:00-3:00pm (Atlantic)

Wednesday, October 13th, 12:00-3:00pm

Wednesday, October 20th, 12:00-3:00pm

Participants must register using their institutional / organizational email address (not a personal email, ie. gmail).

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